klmcedric
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Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:31 am

I was wondering about that.

I know that AA is the world's biggest airline, but do they also have the largest wide body fleet.
My guess is BA or AF would be the winner here!
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:34 am

I would say SQ, JL, CX, etc.
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:35 am

Well, with the exception of a few 737s, most of which have been transferred to a partner carrier, JALExpress, all of JAL's aircraft - from the 767-200s right up to the 744s - are widebodies. And there are quite a lot of them!

SIA would be well up there too, although many of its 744s are grounded, so I'm not sure that counts. SIA and EK (which also has a considerably widebody fleet) are in a class of airlines that ONLY operate widebodies. AI, a considerably smaller carrier, in the same class.
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:40 am

Cathay Pacific is another airlines that does only operate widebody aircraft.
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:41 am

Delta has alot of widebodies also.

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klmcedric
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Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 3:49 am

Can anyone put a number on the quantity of widebodies these airlines have?
I was at LHR and it is really impressive when you see BA's fleet.
It's like there's a BA nest of 744's and 777's somewhere.
The only airline I know of is KL.
744:22
747-ERF: 2 (3 very soon)
777: 4 (more to come)
M-11: 10
763: 12.

Can anyone give me the same kind of info on other majors???
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:00 am

United has been selling a bunch, but they still got a ton.

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dal777ams
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:00 am

JL has the largest fleet of 747,s
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:17 am

Here's some info from the Aviation Week & Space Technology Year-End Aerospace Soruce Book:

AF: 96
NH: 112
AA: 152
BA: 121
CO: 44
DL: 126
JL: 134
KE: 90
LH: 91
NW: 65
QF: 74
SQ: 98
UA: 138
VS: 31

That's a list of major airlines I looked up. I hope it helps  Smile

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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:59 am

BA has 57 747-400s, 21 767-300s and 43 777-200s - 121 widebodies in total, including the largest 747-400 fleet in the world.
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:17 am

Yeah - go the brits Big grin
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:20 am

AA, followed by UA, followed by JL.

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richardw
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 7:26 am

What is BA going to do with their B767s, since they now won't be part of the tanker deal.
 
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:31 pm

Reflect on these numbers, according to FAA's Air-Operator Certificate Information: (wide bodies only)
American Airlines
A300=34
B767=87
B777=45

United Airlines
B747=34
B767=55
B777=55

Delta Airlines
B767=123
B777=8
MD11=13

Yet again, all of you have neglected to mention cargo carriers. The question is, "Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?"

FEDEX
A300=44
A310=51
DC10=62
MD10=29
MD11=42

UPS
A300=32
B747=17
B767=32
MD11=9


Atlas/Polar
B747=50

These are active a/c and do not count ones sitting in storage waiting to go through freighter conversion.
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 4:38 pm

I think the current active fleet for FedEx is:

Airbus: 89
DC10: 41
MD10: 33
MD11: 42

Total: 205

I think FedEx has the largest fleet of each type of aircraft that it owns and that includes the 727 (123 aircraft).

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n685fe
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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 5:08 pm

Just a few more numbers.

British Airways
B747=56
B767=20
B777=43

Virgin Atlantic
A340=14
B747=12

Cathay Pacific
A340=15
B747=28

Societe Air France
A310=4
A330=5
A340=22
B747=41
B767=4
B777=25

Saudi Arabian Airlines
B747=15
B777=23
MD11=4

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RE: Who Has The Largest Wide-body Fleet?

Tue Jan 27, 2004 6:25 pm

I just checked out the latest numbers on AMR's corporate website, and checked out the fleet statistics, last updated January, 2004. As UniTED stated, AA has 152 widebodies: 45 772s, 34 A300s, 58 763s and 15 762s. They have the largest widebody (and total fleet) of any passenger airline.

Narrowbody A/C:
MD-80 = 335
738 = 77
752 = 140
F100 = 38

Total fleet size: 742 (including Eagle: 972)

I was curious to break it down by fleet type, and AA is currently the largest operator of the 752 and MD-80, and the second largest operator of the 738 and 772 (tied with BA). (All based on delivered aircraft, not total orders.) I was trying to determine where AA stood with the A300-600 but Airbus' statistics aren't as precise as Boeing's, only listing total ordered and delivered, not breaking it down by customer and sub-type like Boeing does.

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